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President Li Zhenguo: Distributed PV Formally Enters 3.0 Era

25 Jul

In 2016, China’s newly installed capacity of distributed PV was 4.24 million kilowatts, an increase of 200% year on year. (more…)

TrendForce Anticipates Increasing Demand for Taiwanese PV Products This Third Quarter Following Latest Reviews of AD/CVD Rates

18 Jul

The U.S. has further lowered the antidumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) rates imposed on Chinese and Taiwanese solar imports in 2012 and 2014, according official statements on the recent AD/CVD reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. (more…)

Taiwan Court Rejects Patent-Infringement Charge of Heraeus against Giga Solar

10 Jul

Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Court ruled on July 7 refuting charge of patent infringement by Heraeus, the world’s leading metallization paste supplier, against Giga Solar Materials, Taiwan’s major past supplier. Heraeus is examining the ruling, which involves its Taiwan patent No. 1432539, in order to decide whether to appeal the case. (more…)

TEP Plans Next-Generation Power Plant to Support Solar Energy Expansion

10 Jul

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is seeking bids for the engineering, design and construction of an efficient new type of natural gas generator in Tucson that will help provide reliable electric service by supporting the expansion of renewable energy. (more…)

Westwood Global Energy Group Expands North American Offering for the Unconventional Market

12 Apr

Westwood Global Energy Group, the private equity-backed group of energy research, analysis and consulting companies, announced today the acquisition of Houston-based market research firm, Energent Group Software LLC. Westwood’s strategic vision is to create best-in-class solutions for its customers. (more…)

Panasonic Donates a Total of 1,584 Solar Lanterns to South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho

28 Mar

Since 2012, Panasonic Corporation has been working on the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, a project that aims to donate a total of 100 thousand solar lanterns to the world’s non-electrified areas by 2018, which is the centennial of Panasonic’s foundation. (more…)

TrendForce Expects India to Overtake Japan as the World’s Third Largest Solar Market in 2017

16 Mar

The global solar market has yet to show signs of turnaround after going through the turbulent 2016. (more…)

Tesla’s Kauai Solar Facility Will Equal 1.6M Gallons of Fuel Use per Year

10 Mar

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

The Kauai Islands get a lot of sun every day. A few years ago, that would have set people thinking about beaches and tanning. However, that sounded like the perfect place to set up a new solar cell facility to Tesla — and so it did. Backed by Tesla, the Kauai facility opened for business on Friday and a 13 MW solar farm installation has started providing power to a Powerpack storage facility that has a total capacity of 52 MWh. (more…)

World Smart Energy Week Creates Excellent Platform for Global Business Discussion

8 Mar

The World Smart Energy Week is expanding year after year and is of great renown in the world. This has become one of the best platforms for discussion as the organizer REED EXHIBITION JAPAN (REED) actively grasps the pulse of the market and understands the needs of customers. (more…)

U.S. Caps AD Rate for Taiwan-Based Cell Suppliers at 4.2% According to Preliminary Result of 2014~2016 Solar Trade Case Review, TrendForce Reports

6 Mar

The U.S. Department of Commerce that on March 1 announced changes to the antidumping duties (AD) that are imposed on PV cell imports from Taiwanese suppliers during the 2014~2016 period. (more…)